Who does your life glorify?

Our lives should be a magnet that draws people to God.

January 9

About this time, Abimelech came with Phicol, his army commander, to visit Abraham. "It is clear that God helps you in everything you do," Abimelech said.

Genesis 21:22

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Who does your life glorify?

Abimelech is the ruler of the land that Abraham has camped out in.  Abimelech comes to Abraham to make a treaty with him.  He can see that God is blessing and protecting Abraham and so he wants to make sure that he and his family are not going to be harmed by Abraham and his family.  Abimelech is a Gentile king; he does not worship God and yet he can see that Abraham is being blessed by God.

What a beautiful testimony of the life of Abraham and a picture of why God blesses and protects those who are faithful to Him.  Abraham’s life was a living testimony of the power and grace of God.  We know that because the people around Abraham could see that God was blessing him.  They would know that it was God because Abraham was telling them that.

Your life is meant to be like that.  God wants to use you to reveal Him to the unbelieving world.  Even if you never spoke a word to tell people about Jesus, they should see evidence in your life that He is real and that He is active in your life.  And when people notice that your life is different than theirs, God wants you to give Him the glory when they ask you about it.  They don’t have to understand it; they don’t even need to believe it but they should know it.

Jesus told us to let our light shine so that men would see our good works and glorify the Father in heaven.  That is exactly what Abimelech is doing.  He is glorifying God by coming to Abraham seeking a non-aggression treaty.  However it is that Abraham and his family are living is speaking to this pagan king and causing him to want to be closer to Abraham.

Our lives should do the same thing.  Our lives should be a magnet that draws people to God through the way that we live and the ways that God is blessing and protecting us.  We need to let people see those areas of our lives so that they can be drawn to it and to us.  God can use that to reveal Himself to them in a way that draws them to salvation.  It is God’s love that leads people to repentance.  Let them see God’s love as He pours it into your life.  And when they come to you and want to know what it is that you have, point them to Jesus.  Jesus, thank You for Your blessings and protection; please help us to use them to draw many to You.

Daily Bible Reading Plan:
Read: Genesis 20:1-22:24; Matthew 7:15-29; Psalm 9:1-12; Proverbs 2:16-22